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#AskExcelinEd About Home-Based Learning Resources to Support Parents

• ExcelinEd

As of March 23, 2020, 46 states have decided to close schools, affecting at least 54.8 million school students. Here are some free resources developed by experts and partners that can help parents care for their families during the coming weeks.

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Tips from the CDC for talking with children about COVID-19, and a checklist for parents to plan and prepare.

School Meal Finder tool from Hoonuit to help families find meal sites while schools are closed.

Running list of school closures from Education Week.

Educational toolkit from the Barbara Bush Foundation to help parents and children learn together at home.

Sample K-12 schedules from Khan Academy to keep students learning.

A weekly webcast and challenge from to teach computer science to all students—even those without computers.

Tips on being home with your kids while working remotely from the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Readiness Check tool from Learning Heroes to support learning at home.

Resources from the National PTA to help parents and communities.

Ways to set up at-home learning and grade-based resources from Great Schools.

Facebook group hosted by yes. every kid with ideas, solutions and learning materials anyone can use at home.

List of online learning resources for parents from the National Parents Union.

Practical tips from EdNavigator to make the most of each day while schools are closed.

Tools and tips from Prepared Parents to help families use this time to focus on what matters.

Resources from TNTP for learning at home.

Resources from Understood to keep kids learning and to help parents talk about coronavirus with kids who learn and think differently.

Resources and guidance from the National Summer Learning Association on remote learning and food access.

Ways for teachers, students and parents to use CommonLit virtually to continue learning.

A curated list of top-notch mathematical diversions from Illustrative Math.

Weekday newsletter from PBS KIDS with activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.

K-5 curriculum from Zearn Math––including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers.

K-12 knowledge-building lessons and instructional videos from Great Minds for math, English language arts and science.

In response to COVID-19, College Board is developing AP Exams for 2020 that students can take from home. The organization is also offering free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.

The Amazon Future Engineer program is supporting high school computer science students by offering free online courses, online test prep and laptops for students needing devices to take AP exams at home.

Free educational resources from Waterford delivered by email three times per week.

Here are a few more companies, tools and organizations offering resources to support remote learning.

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